Friday Emerging Threats

From my UPI Emerging Threats beat. Click on headlines to read stories.

VIENNA, March 13 (UPI) — The growing traffic of narcotics through Africa by transnational criminal groups has prompted a new U.N.-African Union initiative aimed at tackling the threat.

MEXICO CITY, March 13 (UPI) — Mexico’s president has promised to strengthen security efforts targeting organized criminal groups and called the escalating volatility a two-country problem.

VIENNA, March 13 (UPI) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Friday it would host a workshop designed to bring together experts to discuss cybersecurity.

CHIANG MAI, Thailand, March 13 (UPI) — Officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency said recently in Thailand that security for sealed radioactive sources must be improved.

UNITED NATIONS, March 13 (UPI) — Without high-level talks to address ongoing tensions in Madagascar, the country’s stability may be under threat, according to the head of the United Nations.
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